Changes in lipid composition and arachidonic acid turnover during the life cycle of the yeast Dipodascopsis uninucleata.

@article{Kock1993ChangesIL,
  title={Changes in lipid composition and arachidonic acid turnover during the life cycle of the yeast Dipodascopsis uninucleata.},
  author={J. L. F. Kock and Colin Ratledge},
  journal={Journal of general microbiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={139 3},
  pages={459-64}
}
Ungerminated ascospores of Dipodascopsis uninucleata contained 18 times more lipid (5.5 % dry wt) than germinated cells; the lipid comprised 58 % (w/w) glycolipids, 28 % (w/w) neutral lipids (mainly triacylglycerols)and 14 % (w/w) phospholipids (mainly phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolamine). During germination the absolute amounts of all three lipid fractions fell sharply but, during the subsequent initiation of hyphal growth,the amount of phospholipids increased. As these hyphae… CONTINUE READING